Star Trek 1135: Requiem

1135. Requiem

PUBLICATION: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #8, Malibu Comics, May 1994

CREATORS: Mark A. Altman (writer), Gordon Purcell and Scott Reed (artists)

STARDATE: 45123.8 (between Necessary Evil and Second Sight)

PLOT: As the station's power generators start to die, Sisko brings in expert help to aid O'Brien - Terok Nor's old chief engineer, Dulath. While working and bickering, they come across a room with its own emergency generator and a the diary of Malor Ti, a young girl whose mother, a resistance leader, was executed two years ago. As Kira reads the diary, she becomes more and more fascinated and without really knowing why, she creates a holographic Malor Ti in the holosuites...

CONTINUITY: Stuff happening two years ago features the Cardassian armor seen in The Wounded.

DIVERGENCES: Dulath is male, despite the fact that Cardassian males make poor engineers (Destiny).

PANEL OF THE DAY - Jake handles a Ferengi dildo (welcome Googlers!).
REVIEW: Another excellent DS9 story in the making, with a mystery from the past coming to haunt Kira, and a Cardassian who may not be as ruthless as he seems. Though O'Brien blames him for allowing Bajoran slaves to be contaminated by leaking generators, Sisko is sure he quit or was replaced because he made a fuss about those leaks. The art is again very strong, and such moments as Kira throwing her combadge against the wall or Dax and Sisko's tête à tête ring true. Altman is quite good at simulating the show's plots and characters.

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